Promotion Of Export Agriculture act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Application of the Act.

3. Appointment of officers and servants.

4. Powers and duties of officers.

5. Registration of dealers in Export Agricultural Crops.

6. Power to require maintenance of records and the furnishing of returns.

7. Powers of Director to call for information.

8. Power of Director to enter and inspect land or buildings where notified agricultural crops are processed or stored.

9. Research in Export Agricultural Crops.

10. Levy of cess on notified agriculture crops.

11. Director deemed to be a prescribed officer under the Crown Land Ordinance.

12. Offences.

13. Penalties.

14. Offence by bodies of persons.

15. Regulations.

16. Amendments in written Law and documents consequential to the change of designation of the Department of minor Export Crops.

17. Savings for contracts.

18. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

19. Interpretation.

46 of 1992.

AN ACT to provide for the Promotion of Export Agriculture and the redesignation of the department of minor export crops as the department of export agriculture; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 22nd September, 1992]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Promotion of Export Agriculture Act.

2. Application of the Act.

The Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, declare the Export Agricultural Crops to which the provisions of this Act shall apply. An Export Agricultural Crop in respect of which an Order under this section has been made is hereinafter referred to as "a notified agricultural crop”.

3. Appointment of officers and servants.

(1) There may be appointed, by name or by office, for the purposes of this Act, a Director of Export Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the "Director”) and such number of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors of Export Agriculture and other officers as may be necessary.

(2) The act of appointment of any Deputy Director or Assistant Director of Export Agriculture shall specify whether he is appointed as such for the whole of Sri Lanka or for any part thereof.

(3) There may also be appointed such clerical and minor staff as may be necessary to assist the aforesaid officers in the administration of this Act.

4. Powers and duties of officers.

(1) Every Deputy Director or Assistant Director of Export Agriculture shall, in the exercise of his powers, the performance of his duties or the discharge of his functions, be subject to the general direction and control of the Director.

(2) Every Deputy Director or Assistant Director of Export Agriculture may, subject to the general direction and control of the Director, within the area for which he is appointed, exercise, perform or discharge all or any of the powers, duties or functions conferred or imposed on, or assigned to, the Director by or under this Act.

5. Registration of dealers in Export Agricultural Crops.

(1) From and after the expiration of a period of three months from the date on which an Order under section 2 is made in respect of an Export Agricultural Crop, no person shall—

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